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Real value for job seekers as TAFE NSW property course expands

Real value for job seekers as TAFE NSW property course expands

An expansion of higher education study options at TAFE NSW Bega will provide opportunities for more South Coast students to study a Bachelor of Property Valuation, amid very high demand in the region for qualified property professionals. 


For the first time, Bachelor of Property Valuation students will be able to study from a Connected Learning Centre at Bega, allowing students who prefer to study in a campus environment or have poor internet services at home to join daily live lectures and online site visits on campus. 


Demand for qualified valuers on the South Coast is soaring, with local employer Walsh and Monaghan snapping up graduates, and with more positions to fill for graduates throughout the region, employment opportunities are set to grow even further. 


The course is taught live online every weekday morning, with students participating from home or at Connected Learning Centres, which are equipped with the latest technology to connect students to the training they need for local in-demand jobs. 


Head Teacher of TAFE NSW Property Services, George Papazoglou, said the opportunity for more Bega-district students to study for the degree would open pathways to careers not only in valuation, but also fields such as property development and property roles in government and non-government organisations. 


“TAFE NSW’s point of difference in this field of higher education is that we deliver our lectures live – not recorded like some other education providers - so students can interact with teachers and ask questions, while we stream visits to properties so students can see and hear how the valuation process is undertaken, live as it takes place,” he said. 


“We have an extremely high rate of employment for our students with most getting jobs very soon after graduation and some even being signed up by employers while their studies are continuing.” 


Former students Lachlan Boyd and Jed Davis both quickly secured jobs as valuers with Walsh and Monaghan. 


Mr Boyd, who is working at Mittagong, urged any potential students from Bega to investigate the TAFE NSW degree course. 


“The course is great and the teachers were excellent,” he said. “There are a lot of resources ,and it really helps you to get the career you want.”  


Mr Davis, who is based at Sussex Inlet, said the degree would put graduates on a fast-track towards a great career. 


“I absolutely loved the course and my job, which I got just six days after my last exam,” he said. 


“I’d definitely recommend the TAFE NSW option because the teachers are really supportive and the education you receive is excellent.” 


Walsh and Monaghan’s business manager Kara Duncan said it was exciting to have the opportunity of recruiting Bega-district graduates in the future, at a time when the company was working to employ more graduates at every stage of their career. 


“One of our biggest challenges is finding the right people,” she said. 


“We’ve recently employed three TAFE NSW graduates and we’re looking for more people – with two positions to fill now at Merimbula, – so it’s great to hear that more local people will be trained to help fill vacancies.” 


CLC and CLP access will be offered from TAFE NSW Bega in semester two from July 24, 2023.


Media contact: Paul Terry, TAFE NSW Communications Specialist, mobile 0419 818 599